‘Scandal’ & ‘HTGAWM’ Stars Liza Weil & Paul Adelstein File For Divorce

Uh oh! We've got another celebrity divorce, this one straight from Shonda Rimes land, as former 'Scandal' star Paul Adelstein and 'How To Get Away With Murder's Liza Weil are splitting up. Read on for why the actors are calling it quits. Another Hollywood marriage bites the dust, as Paul Adelstein, 46, and Liza Weil, 38, are ending their union. While the couple separated in Jan., Liza officially filed for divorce on March 25 after nine years together. Read on for more about the pair's split.

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Liza cited the collapse of their marriage was due to ” irreconcilable differences,” in her court filing, which also noted that she’d be representing herself in the proceedings. Hmmm, maybe portraying the assistant to professor and ace criminal defense attorney Annaliese Keating on HTGAWM as brought her some new legal skills we weren’t aware of! She certainly is a tough legal eagle on the show.

The couple married in October 2006 and share a five-year-old daughter Josephine. Liza is seeing joint custody, and the couple are going to handle the topic of spousal support in mediation.

Paul and Liza are two of super show creator Shonda Rhimes favorite actors, as between the two they’ve starred in FOUR of her hit ABC series. Hopefully the pair’s divorce won’t be a bitter one as Liza stars on How To Get Away With Murder, while Paul has appeared on Scandal, Private Practice, and Grey’s Anatomy. That’s a whole lot of Shonda shows!

At least the pair has plenty of work to keep them busy, with Liza’s starring role on HTGAWM as well as the upcoming Gilmore Girls reunion series, where she’ll be reprising her role as Rory Gilmore’s best friend Paris Gellar and we totally can’t wait to see it! Paul for his part might know a little thing about marriages ending, as he currently stars in Bravo’s original series Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce where he divorced the show’s lead character, but is still a part of her life.

HollywoodLifers, are you fans of either Paul or Liza’s shows?

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